As expected, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty benchmark index opened on a flat note slightly lower than its previous closing level of 11,676.80 at 11,675.85.
The Sensex index also opened at flat note at the level of 38,704.84 from its previous closing level of 38,690.10.
The top gainers among Nifty50 are Sunpharma, GAIL India, Tata Steel, NTPC, and UPL, however, the top losers Bajaj Finance, Hindustan Petroleum, IndusInd Bank, Maruti etc.
Update: The Indian Rupee breached a 71 mark for the first time on Friday. It has opened at a fresh record low of 70.95 per dollar versus previous close 70.74.